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Old 10-21-2022, 11:12 PM   #1
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Drove in today as soon as the girls got out of school! We're all 3 pretty excited for this hunt. My girls are 10 and 8. This is the 8 year olds first draw and she's all kinds of excited. The hunt starts tomorrow after an 11am orientation. Trying to keep expectations in check since it's showing a high of 92 tomorrow with South winds @15-25...

Either way, we're excited and hopefully daddy can put his girls on some deer!

I'll try to keep this post active or semi-live since there are only a couple threads on this place from previous years. Any others who drew this year feel free to comment on here and put your reports if you wish!

Wish us luck y'all!!!
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Old 10-22-2022, 09:18 AM   #2
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Sounds like a fun trip good luck
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Old 10-22-2022, 09:31 AM   #3
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Good luck! Hope yall have a great trip!
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Old 10-22-2022, 12:35 PM   #4
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Good luck! Hopefully the deer are moving good.

Let us know what stand y'all get when they draw for them.
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Old 10-22-2022, 12:38 PM   #5
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Turkey hunted there last year, pretty ice place. They should do good, we saw plenty of deer and hogs while there. Good luck.
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Old 10-22-2022, 01:18 PM   #6
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Tagged to follow along.

Good luck to your kiddos!!! I hope they are successful. Good memories to be had either way.
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Old 10-22-2022, 01:20 PM   #7
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Good luck! Hopefully the deer are moving good.

Let us know what stand y'all get when they draw for them.
Looks like they changed the blinds up a bit. There's now another near the check station numbered as 0...

We got 3... they didn't let us pick. It seems nice enough though. They said if people wanna move for the next sit that would be fine.

Man there's only 3 groups here. That's crazy. They couldn't taken plenty of standbys but none showed up.

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Old 10-22-2022, 01:25 PM   #8
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We're ready to go!!!

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Old 10-22-2022, 01:47 PM   #9
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Yes, looks like they are ready ! I can only imagine the excitement you're feel-n too! The best to yall. These memories will go on forever.
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Old 10-22-2022, 05:32 PM   #10
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Looks like they changed the blinds up a bit. There's now another near the check station numbered as 0...

We got 3... they didn't let us pick. It seems nice enough though. They said if people wanna move for the next sit that would be fine.

Man there's only 3 groups here. That's crazy. They couldn't taken plenty of standbys but none showed up.

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We almost went for standby. Just couldn't make it work this weekend.

Good luck once again.
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Old 10-22-2022, 06:23 PM   #11
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We almost went for standby. Just couldn't make it work this weekend.



Good luck once again.
There was my girls and then 2 different teenage-ish aged boys. That's it.

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Old 10-23-2022, 09:02 AM   #12
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Well, didn't see anything at all yesterday. Not even a bird.

Seems like the weather isn't going to cooperate for this hunt. 20-30mph wind and hot is not a recipe for harvesting deer.
But, we're out here again this morning. We'll see. Don't know if you don't show.

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Old 10-23-2022, 01:16 PM   #13
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Hopefully this morning will have been better.
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Old 10-23-2022, 10:30 PM   #14
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It all came together at 8:50 this morning!!!

My oldest dozed off in the corner, I began to doze off and the youngest was to my right in the shooters chair this morning. Well, I dozed off slightly and really had given up hope because it was seriously super windy! When I woke myself up by snort snoring I looked up and there were 2 does standing right in front of our blind @ about 25 yards. I couldn't tell if I was still sleeping or what. Lol.

Told my youngest who was on the tablet and oblivious that there were 2 deer out there. She said, WHAT really loud. I said, SHHHHH, give me the tablet and get yourself ready to shoot. She lined up on the deer and it moved. She adjusted and put a solid shot just behind the shoulder. We could see good blood pouring out immediately! The 2 does ran off together and I was pretty sure I saw her go down. I told the girls we needed to give her some time which they thought was totally lame.

While we were giving her doe some time, we started spotting some movement out in the woods where they had ran. I wasn't sure if it was her doe and it kept getting up moving around or if it was the other doe. Well, turns out it was the other doe! It came right back in to our corn pile! Got my other daughter to switch chairs as quietly as possible and the doe ended up going off into some thick brush. She made a big circle North of our blind and came right back in again. Got my daughter lined up on that doe and she dropped her in her tracks! DRT!!!

We then decided to go look for the first doe. There were specific instructions from the hunt manager to not track deer on your own unless you saw them go down. He wanted you to contact him and they would come help track for safety purposes.
Found blood very easily. Tracked it into the thick area probably only 20-30 yards into the brush. Decided to back out and get the manager per his instructions. We field dressed the second doe and then headed to the check station to get help tracking... We made it back to the blind and showed him our solid blood trail and we followed it with him... The doe ended up being only about 10 yards beyond where we stopped. My daughter was so pumped! I got it on video!

I will upload pictures from our hunt soon. Had a blast even though it was actually a very slow hunt. But that all changed in an instant. Left there with 2 very happy girls!

By the way, these were first deer for both of my girls!

Cameron is the managers name and he was great! Took time out to explain some sciencey stuff to the girls. They enjoyed that.

I have to believe it would've been much more activity if it hadn't been so windy. Will put them in again in the future!
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Old 10-23-2022, 10:54 PM   #15
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Congrats to you all
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Old 10-23-2022, 10:58 PM   #16
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That's awesome, congratulations!

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Old 10-23-2022, 10:59 PM   #17
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A dream come true for a daughter/dad hunt! As a father of a daughter myself, congrats to your daughters. And to you Pops.

The fish are biting and there's hogs to be kill-t. Gotta go!
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Old 10-24-2022, 08:16 AM   #18
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Congrats to the kiddos!! Glad it ended up being a successful weekend.
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Old 10-24-2022, 08:26 AM   #19
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That's awesome!! Congrats!
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Old 10-24-2022, 08:27 AM   #20
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Congratulations! Happy that both girls connected as it sure makes the ride home good all around. Hopefully this will continue for years to come. You did good Super Dad
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Old 10-24-2022, 10:53 AM   #21
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Here's the pictures! Still on cloud 9! Dropped all the meat at the processor this morning! 53lbs! We lost 1 front leg to the rifle.

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Old 10-24-2022, 11:10 AM   #22
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I love this!!
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Old 10-24-2022, 11:46 AM   #23
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Awesome, congrats to your young huntresses!
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Old 10-24-2022, 11:52 AM   #24
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Making memories. Glad it worked out for both of them in the end. Love those smiles.
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Old 10-24-2022, 12:59 PM   #25
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First deer for a kid is forever memory, especially sisters on the hunt together!
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Old 10-24-2022, 01:10 PM   #26
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That's good bull right there! Well done to both dad and girls.
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Old 10-24-2022, 02:56 PM   #27
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Great stuff here love the pics
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Old 10-24-2022, 08:49 PM   #28
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Congratulations!! I love the Story, sounds like a great trip!! Memories for a lifetime!!
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Old 10-24-2022, 09:03 PM   #29
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Thanks Green Screeners! Still on cloud 9 over here!!!
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Old 10-25-2022, 01:50 PM   #30
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Congrats.
Good job getting the deer and taking the kids hunting.
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Old 10-25-2022, 02:27 PM   #31
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That's awesome, congrats to you and your girls!
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Old 10-25-2022, 02:30 PM   #32
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awesome trip!
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Old 10-25-2022, 03:26 PM   #33
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Heck yeah! Congrats!
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Old 10-25-2022, 06:05 PM   #34
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Congrats!
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